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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Sunday August 6th, 2017 :: 09:42 a.m. PDT


Two boats overturned near Grass Island during the recent storm. One boater suffered minor injuries

DATE/TIME: August 4, 2017/5:32 P.M.

INCIDENT: Boat Accident

LOCATION: Lake Havasu/ Grass Island

On August 4, 2017 at approximately 5:32 p.m., Colorado River Boating Deputies responded to two boating accidents involving a recreational pontoon boat and a "Tarzan" play center pontoon boat on Lake Havasu near Grass Island. The owners/operators of both watercraft, Cory Flaminio and Thong Lo, owners of Tarzan Havasu, were traveling south from Thomson Bay to Grass Island when both of their vessels became caught in a micro burst storm that created 60-80 mph winds, a torrential downpour of rain and swells of 6-8 feet. Both vessels were overturned by the storm. One of the operators sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment on scene.

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Refer: Deputy William Poe

Station: Colorado River Station/ San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department

Phone No. (760)326-9200

Case No. 251700064/ 251700065

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
1111 Bailey Ave
Needles, CA 92363

Emergency: 9-1-1

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